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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1110 on: November 13, 2009, 01:31:55 PM »
There's some Watt in here.  Now I'm curious.

I'm about halfway through a 100-page excerpt from Molloy (which I also own and intend to read in its entirety) and totally love it.  It's genuinely hilarious in a Mike Show kind of way -- counting the farts, running over the dog who was about to be put to sleep anyway, the parrot who says fuck you. 
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« Reply #1111 on: November 13, 2009, 01:43:23 PM »
Yeah, the Beckett trilogy is quite a reading experience. I liked the bit about sucking stones in Molloy.
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« Reply #1112 on: November 13, 2009, 01:45:44 PM »
Yeah, that's great.  I want to try it and see if I lose weight.
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« Reply #1113 on: November 13, 2009, 04:13:50 PM »
Yeah, that's great.  I want to try it and see if I lose weight.

You will if you don't swallow 'em.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1114 on: November 15, 2009, 10:11:55 AM »
I am reading I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey by Paul Rudnick.
I like him better than David Sedaris, who I don't like very much.
But this book is just cute, nothing more, really.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1115 on: November 15, 2009, 01:23:44 PM »
I am reading I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey by Paul Rudnick.
I like him better than David Sedaris, who I don't like very much.
But this book is just cute, nothing more, really.

David Sedaris has kind of milked that thing as far as it can go, which, good for him I suppose.

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« Reply #1116 on: November 15, 2009, 01:33:26 PM »
I just finished 'My Custom Van', Michael Ian Black's book which was very, very funny.  Anyone else read it?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1117 on: November 15, 2009, 02:16:32 PM »
I am reading I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey by Paul Rudnick.
I like him better than David Sedaris, who I don't like very much.
But this book is just cute, nothing more, really.

Rudnick used to do movie reviews for some magazine, written as the suburban wife of a dentist. They were great.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1118 on: November 15, 2009, 04:38:50 PM »
I just finished 'My Custom Van', Michael Ian Black's book which was very, very funny.  Anyone else read it?

I've always wanted to. He posted many of those essays as blogs on myspace a long time ago but I will definitely check it out one day.

I went to our local library book sale and got Goldie Hawn's "Lotus Grows in the Mud" so I can finish it this week and I also picked up Terry Goodkind's "Wizard's First Rule," which is what the Sword of Truth series is based on.  I read it a long time ago and still haven't finished all the books but, I'm trying to give it another go.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1119 on: November 23, 2009, 03:19:31 PM »
Still reading "Vital Lies, Simple Truths" by the way.  It's taking quite a while.  I'm really enjoying it though.  Lots of talk about schemas and lacunas and Freud.  I'm pretty certain it's helping me understand why I can only absorb the first five minutes of "Democracy Now!"

I have the Malcolm Gladwell book, "What the Dog Saw," on hold request at the library.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1120 on: November 23, 2009, 04:23:28 PM »
Currently into THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, the latest by Richard Russo. So far it's great, although the portrayal of the parents makes me uncomfortable, at least partially because I fear I will one day become them.
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« Reply #1121 on: November 23, 2009, 05:44:59 PM »
  I'm pretty certain it's helping me understand why I can only absorb the first five minutes of "Democracy Now!"

Too much truth, JN?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1122 on: November 23, 2009, 07:17:51 PM »
I'm now reading More Information Than You Require, which came in the library today for me!
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1123 on: November 23, 2009, 08:28:45 PM »
I am reading a trashy pulp horror book, a dead rip-off of Firestarter, called The Reach, I have loft plans to read a JFK bio during Christmas break.

It probably won't happen, but it looks good sitting there on my shelf.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1124 on: November 23, 2009, 09:22:15 PM »
Celine's Journey Into the End of the Night. IT'S GREAT!

 

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